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Apple may be building high-speed open source network for cloud services

Apple may finally be on the road to success with its cloud applications. That is if the rumors are true that the company is building a high-speed network and changing the way it designs its data centers. Considering the company joined the Open Compute Project a few months ago, it seems like we should bet on the rumors being true.

There's gold in them thar 800M iTunes accounts

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this week that his firm has about 800 million iTunes accounts, up from 575 million in June 2013. Mobile payments could turn all of those iTunes accounts into a "gold mine," judges Nigam Arora, editor of the Arora Report and contributor to Forbes.

Apple's next big thing could be content

Apple makes the vast majority of its money selling iPhones and iPads, but as profits get squeezed on hardware, it could be better served by concentrating on content instead.

Apple surprises developers with iOS 7 beta 6 release

Apple unexpectedly released the sixth beta version of its new iOS 7 operating system Thursday afternoon. The company issued iOS 7 beta 5 less than two weeks ago and typically drops new iOS updates to developers on Monday mornings, suggesting this latest over-the-air release contains improvements deemed critical by Apple brass.

iOS app downloads challenge music listening as dominant iTunes activity

Listening to digital music files remains the leading consumer activity across Apple's iTunes platform, but free iOS application downloads are narrowing the gap, according to a new NPD Group report.

Apple trumpets record iTunes billings of $4.3B in earnings report

Record iTunes billings and iPhone sales helped Apple post fiscal third-quarter revenues of $35.3 billion, up slightly from $35 billion in the year-ago quarter. Net profits fell to $6.9 billion from $8.8 billion in the year-earlier period.

The big data behind streaming music

 Although it is more 'under-the-covers' information, iTunes is a user of both Hadoop and Teradata large-scale data warehousing.

Report: Apple's iRadio stalled by label royalty demands

Apple's much-rumored streaming music service remains in limbo as a result of ongoing licensing negotiations with the major record labels, The Financial Times reports.

Twitter #music goes live with iTunes, Spotify integration

Twitter officially launched its much anticipated #music discovery and sharing app via Apple's iOS platform and the Web.

Why Apple's iRadio won't cannibalize iTunes revenues

April 20 is Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music retailers that brings a deluge of limited-edition vinyl releases from labels both large and small. If you fit within the target demographic--read: nerdy, music-obsessed males north of age 30--Record Store Day is quite possibly your favorite day of the calendar year. If you don't, you probably can't imagine why any sane person would wake up at the crack of dawn to stand in line for a shot at a 180-gram, purple vinyl pressing of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Live at Frank Freeman's Beat Club.